Friday, March 13, 2009

Brunch at Buttermilk Channel

Oh man, do I love Buttermilk Channel (and here). It's just such a nice place, with an owner and waitstaff who are warm and friendly without being cloyingly annoying, and always good, sometimes great food. We finally made it over for Brunch, after going once already accidentally before it was even being served (try getting over that quickly enough to switch gears for some other place), and were so happy with our meals.

My favorite way to eat Brunch is for one of us to get an egg dish and one of us to get a sweet dish and halfway through one switch so you get both sweet and savory. It's the best. So we ordered the Eggs Huntington, a local special, named for the cross street on which the restaurant sits. It consists of poached eggs on top of country ham, resting on a buttermilk biscuit (natch) with the most amazing and light and tangy hollandaise sauce I think I've ever had. Truly, it was amazing. The zesty flavor rang out, it didn't congeal into a gross mess, and it really added to the dish as a whole. The biscuit was dense, buttery and flaky and soaked up the yolk just right. With lightly dressed greens on the side. MMM-mmmmmm.



We also got an order of the Short Stack Buttermilk Pancakes, which come three to an order for only $5! Crazy, right? They were dusted with powdered sugar, which was a bit too much sweetness for me actually. The pancakes themselves were on the sweet side (they tasted a little like flat doughnuts), so the extra sugar was unnecessary. What would've been nice would be if there were some sliced strawberries and bananas with this, to cut the doughy factor. I mean, they were great pancakes, but a little something else would have been nice.



We also got an order of the Homemade Breakfast Sausage which come in patty form and are two to an order. These. Were. Fantastic. Juicy, fresh, herb-y - they are "the gold standard of breakfast sausage" as my boyfriend put it.



The ONLY thing is that they're a stickler for complying with Blue Laws and won't serve cocktails on Sunday before noon so you don't get to enjoy that free Mimosa or Bellini if you're an early bird, which you kind of have to be if you don't want to wait an hour for a table! Oh, and don't do like we did - Brunch is only available on Sundays!!!

I'm so into this place though and looking forward to going back enough times to try everything on the menu. And then...it'll be a different season and their whole menu will change and I'll just have to keep going to see what they're up to! Yay!

1 comment:

Julia said...

I think I'm going to Buttermilk Channel for dinner next week and I'm really looking forward to it!